Rose Pearl Kelly

26 March 1904–2 September 2000 (Age 96)
Stewart, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Rose Pearl

When Rose Pearl Kelly was born on 26 March 1904, in Stewart, Tennessee, United States, her father, George Washington Kelly, was 60 and her mother, Leona Amanda Summers, was 30. She married William Courtney on 28 October 1919, in Collinsville, Madison, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Collinsville, Madison, Illinois, United States in 1930 and Collinsville, Collinsville Township, Madison, Illinois Territory, United States in 1940. She died on 2 September 2000, in Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery, Shafter Township, Fayette, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Courtney
Rose Pearl Kelly
Marriage: 28 October 1919
Laymoine Courtney
Virginia Courtney
Earnestine Courtney

Spouse and Children

28 October 1919
Collinsville, Madison, Illinois, United States


    Laymoine Courtney


    Virginia Courtney



Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 6

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 25

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceallaigh ‘descendant of Ceallach’, an ancient Irish personal name, originally a byname meaning ‘bright-headed’, later understood as ‘frequenting churches’ (Irish ceall). There are several early Irish saints who bore this name. Kelly is now the most common of all Irish family names in Ireland.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Rosy Pearl Kelly in household of George W Kelly, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rose Courtney in household of William Courtney, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rose Courtney in household of William Courtney, "United States Census, 1930"

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